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NEWS - Employment

JOB PLACEMENT HELP

Looking for employment? 55 years or older? As part of AARP Foundation, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides job placement assistance and 18 hours per week of paid skill training in a community service setting to those who can meet the low-income guidelines. Must be willing and able to work in a real job situation. To see if you qualify and start the intake process, call the toll-free number: 855-216-8106.

Carol Foreman, cforeman@aarp.org, AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program, 855-216-8106, aarp.org/foundation

 

POSITION: SKILLED NURSES

Martha's Hands

Immediate shifts for a private duty client in Fenton, Mo. 8:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Shifts are 7 nights a week. We will work around your availablity. Client needs assistance with a G-tube and Trach. Please apply on-line at marthashands.com under Employment Opportunities for immediate consideration.

Liz Schulze, hr@marthashands.com, Martha's Hands, 314-965-4350, www.marthashands.com

 

POSITIONS: HOME CARE AIDES

Senior Services Plus 

Experienced and reliable Home Care Aides needed to work in the North/South/West County areas of our St. Louis office. This in-home service assists senior citizens with Essential Personal Care (bathing, grooming, toiletry) and Quality Homemaker Care (cooking, cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, errands and shopping).

Angie Valentine, avalentine@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 314-394-1780, www.seniorservicesplus.org

 

POSITION: BEAUTICIAN

Family Partners Adult Day Services

Des Peres agency has immediate opening for licensed beautician. Our participants generally request services on Thursdays or Fridays. Times are flexible. Alzheimer's experience required. Please email resume to Mary@familypartners.com.

Lauren Erdelen, lauren@familypartners.com, Family Partners Adult Day Services, 314-686-4444, www.familypartners.com

 

POSITION: CARE COORDINATOR

The Alzheimer's Association 

Full-time Care Consultation Coordinator needed to develop, deliver and grow the chapter Care Consultation program to serve persons affected by AD and related disorders with quality clinical support. Measurable outcomes are 15% increase in care consultation delivery over 3 years, engagement of volunteer services delivery and referral partnerships, and quality client interactions. Candidates with a master's degree in social work or a related field and 4+ years clinical services and program coordination experience should apply to stl-hr@alz.org

Cheryl Wingbermuehle, cwingber@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association, St. Louis Chapter, 314-801-0442, www.alz.org/stl

 

POSITION: ADMIN ASSISTANT

Debra K. Schuster & Associates 

Administrative assistant wanted for client-focused elder and disability law firm. This position is the first contact for clients and families, so excellent telephone demeanor and interpersonal communication skills, a positive personality and attitude are essential. We are seeking a person who is a compassionate, patient and a self-starter. Being able to multi-task, prioritize, be highly organized and detail-oriented is a must. We are a family-friendly, dynamic environment that works as a team and offers opportunity for growth within the firm. We would like, but do not require, prior experience in the legal field. We use Time Matters practice management software to manage all client information, calls, emails, documents, schedules etc. Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Word is required. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter and three recent employment references to Lisa O'Dell at lod@dschuster.com.

Lisa O'Dell, lod@dschuster.com, Debra K. Schuster & Associates, 314-991-2602, www.schuster.com  

 

POSITION: CLIENT CARE COORDINATOR

Visiting Angels - Westplex 

Seeking experienced office professional who knows how to work closely with others, and enjoys the excitement of having aggressive goals and working together to attain them.  The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced work environment where everybody pitches in to help where they are needed most.  Excellent communication skills are required for interacting with both our clients and caregivers on a daily basis.  Responsibilities include: attracting, interviewing and orienting new caregivers; assisting with filling available shifts; receiving updates and notifying parties about schedule changes; answering phones and documenting as necessary. Full-time position reports directly to office manager, and will interact frequently with the owner. Compensation package includes a competitive salary, incentive bonuses, 401k eligibility and paid time off.   Visiting Angels - Westplex is a five-year-old, mid-sized homecare agency based in O'Fallon, MO.  We service parts of six counties, including St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren, Lincoln, Franklin and Montgomery. Email jdeters@visitingangels.com to send your resume or request a complete job description. 

Joe Deters, jdeters@visitingangels.com, 636-484-4516, www.visitingangels.com/westplex
Events - Arts & Entertainment

SATURDAY, MAY 16

9:00 a.m. in Ferguson

Ferguson Twilight Run celebrates its sixth year of fitness, health, wellness and community. Race distances include one-mile, 5K and 10K. Ferguson Twilight Run attracts runners and walkers of all fitness levels, ages and abilities.  The Ferguson Twilight Run is the definition of a community event, led by our neighbors for our neighbors. The people who walk, run, wheel in a chair, or ride in a stroller are joined together in health, wellness, fitness, community, and of course, fun. Race fees for the 5K and 10K are $25; on May 16, the fee increases to $30. The One-Mile is $10. Teams of 10 or more get $2 off each person's entry fee. Registration includes a performance shirt and a medal for 5K and 10K race finishers. One-mile registration includes a cotton shirt. To register, go to www.fergtwilightrun.com.

Dwayne James, racedirector@fergtwilightrun.com, Ferguson Twilight Run, 314-395-2430, www.fergtwilightrun.com

 

TUESDAY, MAY 19

11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Stegton

Join us for a fun and festive Mexican Fiesta Luncheon at The Stegton Banquet Center, 1450 Wall Street, St. Charles, MO 63303. $19.00 per person.  We will have a festive costume contest, dancing, live entertainment, door prizes, raffles, and delicious food! Contact Kacie Derby at 636-946-4042 or visit Baue.com/events to register while seats last. 

Kacie Derby, kaciederby@baue.com, Baue Funeral Homes,  636-946-4042, Baue.com/events

 

TUESDAY, MAY 19

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Central Park

Register today for a Chesterfield Young Professionals Washers Tournament in Central Park. Winners will receive a great prize! Bring your spouse, kids, friends and join us for a fun-filled, family tournament. Don't forget to bring your four-legged friends, too! If you'd like, bring your favorite dish to share. Chesterfield Central Park is located at 16365 Lydia Hill Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017. This event is free.

Krysta Struthers, krysta@chesterfieldmochamber.com, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce,  636-532-3399,  www.chesterfieldmochamber.com

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Central Library 

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World presents "Islam and the Blues" with Dr. Sylviane Diouf at Central Library, 1301 Olive St., downtown St. Louis. Through images and recordings, award-winning historian Sylviane A. Diouf of The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will illustrate how the blues, which originated in the American South, may have evolved from the techniques of the recitation of the Qur'an and the call to prayer in West Africa. She plays early blues recordings side by side with African recordings of the call to prayer and invites audiences to catch the similarities.

Linda Smith, lsmith@slpl.org, St. Louis Public Library,  314-539-0348,  www.slpl.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

7:00 p.m. at Central Library

The Alumni Theatre Company of the Prison Performing Arts will perform "Going Home," a 30-minute dramatization of original stories that reflect experiences of re-entry after incarceration. Prison Performing Arts is a 22-year-old, multi-discipline, literacy and performing arts program that serves incarcerated adults and children at St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center, Hogan Street Regional Youth Center, Northeastern Correctional Center (NECC) in Bowling Green, Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, and Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) in Pacific. Prison Performing Arts involves incarcerated youth and adults in the performing arts to inspire intellectual curiosity and personal development. We nurture the discipline, teamwork and communication skills necessary for successful re-entry into society. We encourage members of the larger community to connect personally with program participants, and offer continuing programs for participants who have been released. 

Linda Smith, lsmith@slpl.org, St. Louis Public Library,  314-539-0348,  www.slpl.org

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at United Access 

Sales Expo at United Access, 10232 Rahning Road, St. Louis, MO 63127.  Come take advantage of great discounts for the day. For more information call 314-292-5150.

Beth Freeman, b_freeman@unitedaccess, United Access,  888-939-1010, UnitedAccess.com

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

7:00 p.m. at Bethesda Dilworth

Trivia Game Night Benefiting Bethesda Health Group Foundation's Annual "Hearts for Our Homes" Campaign at Bethesda Dilworth, 9645 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost $25 per person; $250 for table of 10. For reservations, call 314-800-1916. Trivia open to the public, so gather co-workers, family, and friends and register your team. Bring your favorite appetizer. Beer and wine provided. Enjoy a fun-filled evening while raising money to help seniors. Prizes and fun throughout the night: mulligans, silent auction, 50/50 and more to wrap up Bethesda's annual "Hearts for Our Homes" campaign May 18-29. Watch for other events at all Bethesda senior communities as employees, residents, volunteers and supporters engage in fun-filled activities to raise money and personally pledge contributions so residents will always have a home at Bethesda. http://www.bethesdahealth.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Hearts-for-Our-Homes-Trivia-Night-Form.pdf.

Julie Darnold-Atkins, jldarnold-aktins@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group Foundation, 314-800-1916

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

8:00 a.m. at Creve Coeur Assisted Living

Lori Jurgiel, Gerontologist and Personal Historian, will present, "Life Story Capture". RSVP by calling 314-966-8077 or email Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com.

Logan Eckhardt, Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com, Amen, Gantner & Capriano - Attorneys at Law, Your Estate Matters, L.L.C.,  314-966-8077, www.yourestatematters.com

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Orlando's Maryland Heights

Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce Senior Expo will be held at Orlando's Event and Conference Center, 2050 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.

Jennifer Stringer, jstringer@ccochamber.com, Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce, 314-569-3536, www.ccochamber.com

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Charless Village

Car Show and BBQ Honoring Veterans with Veteran Pinning Ceremony at 11:00 a.m., at Charless Village, 5943 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129. Calling all veterans, families and friends to enjoy this free special Flag Day event sponsored by the Missouri Valley Region Model "A" Restorer's Club (MARC) and Bethesda Health Group to showcase the past and to honor veterans. All veterans welcome; plan to arrive by 10:45 a.m. to participate in pinning ceremony. For more information, contact Sarita Weldon at 314-375-1001. 

Julie Darnold-Atkins, jldarnold-aktins@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group Foundation,  314-800-1916,  http://www.bethesdahealth.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CarShowFlyer2.pdf

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

10:00 a.m. to Noon at St. Louis Public Library 

STL Village is celebrating our first year supporting people who want to age-in-community in a safe and socially connected way. Come enjoy refreshments, attendance prizes, and entertainment, including discussions on important trends in aging. STL Village members and volunteers will also share information about the Village model of helping people stay well at home and socially active as they age. Held at St. Louis Public Library, Schlafly Branch,  225 North Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108. Free; please RSVP at 314-802-0275.

Madeline Franklin, info@stlvillage.org, STL Village,  314-802-0275,  stlvillage.org

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

3:00 p.m. in Tower Grove Park

STL Village Old Fashioned Picnic continues the celebration of our 1st year anniversary with fun, games, and food. Held in Tower Grove Park at the Turkish Pavilion, near the Arsenal Street entrance.

Maggy Malcolm, maggym2016@yahoo.com, STL Village,  314-802-0276,  www.stlvillage.org

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20 & SUNDAY, JUNE 21

Westport Plaza brings the region's best vintage artisans and retro retailers to a one-of-a-kind shopping event this summer. The second annual Vintage Bliss Market takes over the village at Westport Plaza. Customers can shop for vintage, antique, handmade and repurposed goods from 60-plus vendors specially selected for the quality, style and charm of their items. The market runs from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday  and from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The first 150 attendees will receive a free tote bag from Westport Plaza. Admission to the Vintage Bliss Market is free. Vendors will be selling everything from decorative items, home furnishings and fabrics to jewelry, clothing and art. Beyond shopping, event activities include live music, prize giveaways, workshops, face painting, balloon art and food and drink from local purveyors and Westport Plaza's restaurants. Live music includes Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers, Dawn Weber Group and Those Guys Duo.

Emily Lewis, emily.lewis@dtz.com, Westport Plaza,  314-576-7100,  www.westportstl.com

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

6:00 p.m. at GCS Ballpark in Sauget

Grandparents Day with Gateway Grizzlies at GCS Ballpark, Sauget, IL. Stillwater is a co-sponsor and seat cushions will be given away to qualifying ticketholders. Call the Grizzlies ticket office at 618-337-3000 to buy tickets. For more information, check our website stillwaterseniorliving.com.

Vivian Helm, vivian@stillwaterseniorliving.com, Stillwater Senior Living, 618-692-2273, stillwaterseniorliving.com

 

SATURDAY, JULY 18

6:00 p.m. at the Mascoutah Sportsmen's Club

Cosmic Bingo is a major fundraiser for the Mascoutah Senior Program and helps provide excellent meals and exercise programs for our treasured seniors! Over $1,000 in prizes, Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Bingo Starts at 7:30 p.m. The Sportsmen's Club is located at 1535 N. County Rd., Mascoutah, IL. Bring your own snacks; cash bar available. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For advance tickets call Sandra or Mary at 618-566-8758. 

Sandra Hakanson, mascoutahsrdirector@gmail.com, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758, mascoutahseniorcenter.org

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Washington Riverfront Pavilion 

Have Fun, Do Good, End Alzheimer's. Enjoy live music from the St. Louis-area band Women Under the Influence, plus there'll be a raffle and live auction. Food, soda and water may be purchased. BYOB. 100 percent  of proceeds go to help find a cure to Alzheimer's. Mark your calendar

Barbara Hellmann, bhellmann@spectrumretirement.com, The Homestead at Hickory View,  636-239-1941,  www.homesteadseniorliving.com
Events - Support & Counseling

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Hills Community Center

"Ten Tips for Dealing with Pain and Managing Stress" is the subject of this month's Caregivers Support Group Speaker Presentation sponsored by Right at Home St Louis.  Sunset Hills Community Center is located at 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in Sunset Hills, Mo. 63127 Please contact Gloria for additional information at 314-832-0169. 

Tricia Cooper, trish@rahstl.com, Right at Home St Louis, 314-402-2535, rahstl.com

 

THURSDAY, MAY 21

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Free Family Caregiver Training. This training opportunity provides tools to use when caring for a parent or loved one in multiple settings. Whether you are a seasoned caregiver or planning care for a family member, spouse or friend, this free class will cover topics including: Monitoring and handling medications. Incontinence care. Home safety. Proper body mechanics to protect yourself against injury. Alzheimer's Disease/dementia awareness. Handling caregiver stress. This class is taught by a Seniors Home Care registered nurse. Seating is limited for this free community service, so call 314-962-2666 today to reserve a spot.

Ted Ryan, ted@seniorshomecare.com, Seniors Home Care,  314-962-2666,  http://www.seniorshomecare.com/how-we-can-help/shc-university

 

SELECT DATES IN MAY

at St. Louis County Library Branches

Join us for an engaging discussion of Still Alice, the story of a family struggling with the impact of Alzheimer's Disease. The popular novel, written by Lisa Genova, was recently made into an Academy Award winning film. Caregivers welcome. The book discussions will be facilitated by an Alzheimer's Association Community Educator. Please visit www.slcl.org  or call 314-994-3300 to request a copy of the book. This special book discussion is offered at six St. Louis County Library locations. Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. Bridgeton Trails Branch; Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. Samuel C. Sachs Branch; Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Tesson Ferry Branch; Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. Florissant Valley Branch; Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. Natural Bridge Branch; Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. Daniel Boone Branch. Presented in partnership by St. Louis County Library, Alzheimer's Association, and Maturity and Its Muse. For more information contact Lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity and Its Muse,  314-420-1444, maturityanditsmuse.org

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel 

Do you have an aging loved one you are caring for? Might soon be caring for? Might soon need to understand your options? Or are you working in the long-term care community and wanting to learn more about all the changes? Come join us for our 4th annual Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference. This all-day educational conference brings together professional long-term caregivers with individuals from the community to learn dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available options. Technological advances in delivering high quality long-term care. New care models. Adopting a holistic approach to resident wellness.  Breakout sessions include Caregiving at Its Best: key strategies for professionals to enhance skills in long-term care, and for Community members: Learning the Essentials--practical solutions from financial, legal, geriatric, and social work experts. Register online. Registration (includes lunch) costs are $125 with 7 CEUs, $65 without CEUs and $35 for the general public (includes students, families and their individual loved ones). Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1e1yZaV. See the complete schedule of speakers and topics at http://bit.ly/1DPg2No.

Kristin Pendleton, kpendeton@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org

 

AUGUST 7 THRU 9

At Camp Wyman in Eureka

Stepping Stones Camp is a weekend camp for kids ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of a family member or close friend. Stepping Stones provides a safe place for campers to explore grief and remember their loved one along with plenty of camp fun. August 7-9, 2015 Camp Wyman in Eureka, MO There is no cost for the camp. For more information, call 314-953-1676, email griefsupport@bjc.org or visit www.bjchospice.org.

Cara Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC HealthCare, 314-496-7761, bjchomecare.org

 

ONGOING, SELECT DATES

at St. Louis University

The Medical Family Therapy program at Saint Louis University is looking for participants to take part in a two hour focus group in either May or June of this year. The purpose of these focus groups is to gather perspectives of caregivers and what care they've received from healthcare professionals in their first few years in this role. Participants must be a first time caregiver of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Participants will receive a $20 Target gift card for taking part, along with free breakfast and coffee. For more information or interest in participating, please contact the primary investigator, Max Zubatsky, at 314-977-2496 or at zubatskyjm@slu.edu.

Max Zubatsky, mzubatsky@gmail.com, Saint Louis University,  314-977-2496,  http://www.slu.edu/x77066.xml

 

ONGOING TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

BJC Hospice offers two grief support groups for those who have lost a spouse or life partner. Threshold is designed for those who are still in the workforce or care for children and meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in University City. Portals is designed for spouses or partners who are no longer working and meets the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in St. Peters, MO. For more information, please contact Sandy Dillon at 314-953-1683.

Sandra Dillon, sandra.dillon@bjc.org, BJC Hospice,  314-872-5050, www.bjchospice.org

 

ONGOING, SECOND FRIDAYS

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Alton Memorial

Caregivers support group is held at The Center for Senior Renewal on the second Friday of every month at Alton Memorial Hospital. All are welcome. For more information please call 618-463-7895. 

Meredith Parker, map3737@bjc.org, Center for Senior Renewal, 618-463-7895
Honors & Recognition

HONORING LOVED ONES ON THE LONGEST DAY

June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Currently, over 5 million American's have Alzheimer's disease. Recognize and honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease by pledging to Go Purple. Fight back against Alzheimer's by doing one or more of the following: Wear purple throughout the month of June and especially on The Longest Day, Sunday, June 21. Ask friends and family to take the pledge and join the cause. Turn your Facebook profile picture purple or to END ALZ. Sign up to be an advocate. Visit alz.org/purplepledge to learn more. 

Lindy Noel, lnoel@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 800-272-3900, alz.org/stl 

 

VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR RECOGNIZED

Memory Care Home Solutions, a nonprofit that provides in-home support and training for caregivers, is proud to announce that it will honor Lydie Wallace and Chuck Jahneke as Volunteers Of The Year at the organization's 4th annual Swing into Spring event. The gathering will be held Thursday, May 14, 2015 in the UMB Champions Club at Busch Stadium. The May 14 event will feature a ballpark themed buffet, stadium tours and a visit from Fredbird. Known as "That One Guy", Todd Thomas will serve as emcee and DJ. Tickets and sponsorships are available at www.memorycarehs.org or by calling Erin Kelley at 314-645-6247.

Helen Anderson, handerson@blacktwigllc.com, Memory Care Home Solutions, 314-536-8913, www.memorycarehs.org
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Created: 4/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often
4/8/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often
Category: Health News
Created: 4/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job
4/7/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job
Category: Health News
Created: 4/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds
3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
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NATIONAL NEWS - Seniors
Uninformed Apathetic or Impoverished Most Guatemalan Youths Are Not Signed Up to Vote This Year
5/24/2015 9:07:06 PM Big News Network

PANAJACHEL, GUATEMALA - Splashes of water obscure the front of Odeth Elisa Gutierrez's brown blouse. The 20-year-old laundrywoman interrupts her work in a home in San Lucas Tolimn, a municipality in ...  View More...
Virginia Neighborhood Draws People to Nostalgic Main Street
5/23/2015 10:00:02 PM Big News Network

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA - In the United States, people used to grow up in small towns with a main street lined by family-owned shops and restaurants. People could walk from their homes to the shops ...  View More...
Wg. Cdr. Jumbo Majumdars medals to be soon brought to India IAF
5/25/2015 7:30:03 AM Big News Network

World War II veteran Wing Commander Karun Krishna 'Jumbo' Majumdar's Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and bar will soon return to India, an officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF), which has bought the ...  View More...
Six young boys drown in Telangana reservoir
5/25/2015 4:30:11 AM Big News Network

Six young boys drowned in a reservoir in Telangana's Karimnagar district on Monday, police said. The incident occurred when the boys, aged between 8 and 13 years, stepped into the Lower Manair Dam ...  View More...
217 Syrians executed by IS in Homs since mid-May Report
5/25/2015 4:30:09 AM Big News Network

At least 217 people have been executed since May 16 by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the east of the Syrian province of Homs, where the ancient city of Palmyra is located, according to ...  View More...
Indebted Indian migrant commits suicide in Bahrain
5/25/2015 4:30:06 AM Big News Network

A debt-ridden Indian mechanic killed himself in Bahrain, media reported on Monday. Pramu Sudheer, 41, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his Muharraq City labour accommodation along with a ...  View More...
Anupam Kher completes 31 years in tinsel town
5/25/2015 4:30:05 AM Big News Network

From "Saaransh" to "Dirty Politics" - veteran actor Anupam Kher has completed 31 years in Hindi cinema. He says it has been an "amazing journey". "Today I complete 31 yrs in Film Industry. It has ...  View More...
Modi may announce OROP implementation at Mathura rally
5/24/2015 9:30:02 AM Big News Network

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce implementation of the one rank one pension (OROP) scheme concerning ex-servicemen at his rally in Mathura on Monday to mark one year of his ...  View More...
Two bodies found in Delhis Narela area
5/24/2015 7:30:02 AM Big News Network

Two bodies, one of a man and the other of a woman, were found in two different places in west Delhi's Narela area on Sunday morning, police said. Police said the two bodies have not been identified ...  View More...
Congress has no right to criticise government BJP
5/24/2015 6:30:03 AM Big News Network

Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the Congress has no moral right to criticise the Centre, which has successfully provided a corruption-free government to the country in the ...  View More...
Omega-3 boosts brain power among the elderly
5/24/2015 4:30:02 AM Big News Network

Omega-3 fatty acids -- found in fish, nuts and certain seeds like flax seeds -- can improve cognitive abilities among the elderly, finds a study. It found that older adults at risk of late-onset ...  View More...
Pakistanis return bodies of two Indians
5/24/2015 4:30:01 AM Big News Network

The Pakistan Rangers has handed over the bodies of an Indian woman and her young son who jumped into the Chenab river in Jammu region almost a month ago and were washed away, officials said on ...  View More...
Pakistan Rangers return two Indian bodies
5/23/2015 8:30:01 PM Big News Network

Pakistan rangers on Saturday night handed over two Indian dead bodies to BSF (Border Security Force) authorities in Jammu district after recovering them from the Chenab River. A senior police ...  View More...
Morocco unhappy over Britains deportation of terror convict
5/24/2015 9:30:02 AM Big News Network

Morocco's interior minister has expressed to his British counterpart Rabat's discontent over London's decision to deport a Moroccan terror convict. The individual, deported on Wednesday from Britain ...  View More...
End-of-Year Mistakes to Avoid for High School Juniors Seniors
5/25/2015 9:36:52 AM Big News Network

<br>During the final weeks of the school year, many students find their attention to detail and commitment to their studies waning as their attention turns to the upcoming summer vacation. This ...  View More...
Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will ‘put many jobs and businesses at risk’
5/25/2015 9:35:56 AM Big News Network

FORCING WORKERS TO start paying for their own retirements will put too much of a burden on both employees and businesses, according to one lobby group. <br>The Small Firms Association, which ...  View More...
Actress and mother of Ben Stiller Anne Meara dies aged 85
5/25/2015 9:35:54 AM Big News Network

ACTRESS ANNE MEARA has died at the age of 85. <br>The comic was best known for her work with her husband of 61 years?Jerry Stiller,?as the comedy duo Stiller and Meara. ...  View More...
SFA opposes mandatory pension system
5/25/2015 9:33:41 AM Big News Network

<br>The Small Firms Association has said it is against the idea of introducing mandatory pension provision for all workers. <br>Less than half of all workers here are members of a pension ...  View More...
RTE sports broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy dies aged 76
5/25/2015 9:31:50 AM Big News Network

He was the anchor for decades on some of RTE's flagship soccer and sports coverage, and a major player in public relations.A former reporter with the national broadcaster, O'Herlihy went on ...  View More...
Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in heart failure
5/25/2015 9:30:11 AM Big News Network

heart failure patients, reveals research presented at Heart Failure 2015 by Hiroshi Saito, a physiotherapist at Kameda Medical Centre in Kamogawa, Japan. Patients with cognitive impairment had a 7.5 ...  View More...
Economist Government Preparing to Seize 401 Pensions
5/25/2015 9:28:36 AM Big News Network

Economist Martin Armstrong warns that a Supreme Court ruling last week has set the stage for the federal government to begin seizing private pension ...  View More...
Video A look back at the nostalgic tribute to Bill when he retired
5/25/2015 9:28:22 AM Big News Network

<br>He leaves us with so many memories. Bill O'Herlihy died this morning at the age of 76 and the tributes to the broadcasting legend have been pouring in. Following his retirement from ...  View More...
Can I buy my company premises with my pension
5/25/2015 9:24:58 AM Big News Network

John Fox, of Liberty SIPP, says: For entrepreneurs who are used to running their own business, it's tempting to see a pension as dead money. Many of us view saving into a pension as a duty ...  View More...
Plaques or tangles Scanning brains of healthy seniors for Alzheimers clues
5/25/2015 9:24:41 AM Big News Network

<br> <br>WASHINGTON -- Sticky plaque gets the most attention but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is ...  View More...
Police search for missing elderly man Wilfred James
5/25/2015 9:23:08 AM Big News Network

Wilfred James, 83, is described as 5 feet and two inches, weighing 145 pounds, with short salt-and-pepper hair. He was last seen wearing a brown woven straw hat, a checkered grey-brown long shirt ...  View More...
Two elderly women targeted in attempted distraction burglary in east Belfast
5/25/2015 9:22:29 AM Big News Network

At approximately 11.30am on Monday morning it was reported that a man entered the house of two elderly women. He had photographic identification but did not give the woman time to examine it.He ...  View More...
Greek Negotiations Resume Tuesday to Discuss VAT and Pensions
5/25/2015 9:13:05 AM Big News Network

value added tax and pension reforms as the main topics. <br>The Greek team will propose?three VAT rates of 23%, 14% and 7%. Creditors, on the other hand, suggest two rates at 10% and 23%. ...  View More...
IMA senior leader for comprehensive survey on rheumatoid arthritis
5/25/2015 12:35:19 AM Big News Network

IMA senior leader and rheumatologist Dr. B.N. Rao on Sunday said that at least three per cent of women were suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in the district and added that a comprehensive survey ...  View More...
Stay the course when it comes to public-sector pensions Alberta
5/25/2015 12:31:37 AM Big News Network

Historically, governments have been reluctant to implement significant pension reforms, preferring instead to kick the pension can down the road. Because pensions have such a long life, it may have ...  View More...
Guilford seniors win $4K in college scholarships from Rotary
5/25/2015 12:30:07 AM Big News Network

Malenchik, Gee and 18 other seniors also were honored for exceptional community service: Brett Garst and Colleen Rylatt of Auburn, John Parris and Julia Foti of Boylan Catholic, Kristen Bunch and ...  View More...
Sherlock Holmes and the case of the contested copyright Arthur Conan Doyles estate launches legal battle over Hollywood film depicting detective during his retirement
5/25/2015 12:24:34 AM Big News Network

'Don't be afraid to take a risk, don't be afraid of failure, be bold': Robert Redford encourages college graduates to be fearless during commencement ...  View More...
How 1920s Canadian colonel planned to take over the US
5/25/2015 12:24:13 AM Big News Network

'Don't be afraid to take a risk, don't be afraid of failure, be bold': Robert Redford encourages college graduates to be fearless during commencement ...  View More...
Flu rate in SA elderly has doubled govt
5/25/2015 12:23:08 AM Big News Network

SA Health chief medical officer Professor Paddy Phillips says the figures are concerning, particularly because the flu vaccine is available for free via a ...  View More...
Young beer lovers driving pub revival Number of landlords aged 25 to 34 increases by 25 in past three years
5/25/2015 12:22:45 AM Big News Network

It's traditionally seen as a stopgap job for the impoverished student. But young Britons are now shunning bar work - in favour of buying the pub ...  View More...
Last Tango In Halifax let older women come out as gay its star Sarah Lancashire says 
5/25/2015 12:22:18 AM Big News Network

As it's revealed Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's, CHRISTOPHER STEVENS on the lonely life of Hollywood's Sultan of seduction who romanced a string of beauties but lost his true love and his ...  View More...
Brainwashed Muslim children aged 5 think Christmas is banned warns Scotland Yard commander
5/25/2015 12:22:17 AM Big News Network

Muslim children as young as five have become so indoctrinated by Islamist propaganda they believe Christmas is sinful, Britain's most senior Muslim police officer warned ...  View More...
Air Canadas first female pilot marks final flight before retirement
5/25/2015 12:21:51 AM Big News Network

<br> <br>After 37 years in the cockpit, Air Canada's first female pilot is calling it a career. <br> <br>Judy Cameron, an airline pilot with Air Canada, marked her final ...  View More...
Can your retirement income plan skip the savings account
5/24/2015 3:27:45 PM Big News Network

If your income is half the average earnings in Canada, you may not need to set aside additional funds for retirement from your earnings. Instead, a combination of mandatory public and private ...  View More...
Adventures of an internet shopping virgin aged 63 Linda Kelsey sets out to test some of Britains most popular online stores
5/24/2015 3:21:44 PM Big News Network

Dress, ?39.50; slingbacks, ?45? Marks and Spencer provides?lots of?options on its website for narrowing?down choices by colour, size, etc --?very helpful for an internet novice. The biggest annoyance ...  View More...
Millennials are more depressed than older co-workers
5/24/2015 3:20:43 PM Big News Network

A new study shows millennials are more likely to experience workplace depression than their older counterparts — a fact that may shed light on developing workplace dynamics. ...  View More...
Quebecs bingo industry waning due to aging clientele
5/24/2015 3:20:19 PM Big News Network

<br> Sheets of bingo cards are marked as numbers are called at a bingo hall in Montreal on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The Quebec government, which strictly regulates the game, has for years tried ...  View More...
22-year-old woman dead after incident at gold mine near Timmins
5/24/2015 3:19:30 PM Big News Network

<br>A 22-year-old woman has died from her injuries after an accident at a gold mine about 125 kilometres east of Timmins, Ont. <br>St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. said in a statement that ...  View More...
More older gay and lesbian people will come out say campaigners
5/24/2015 3:16:07 PM Big News Network

"Many have felt isolated and have lived in the closet most of their lives. One of the fantastic things from this campaign was the message that came from 1.2 million people in this country who ...  View More...
SYRIZA Greece to Pay Salaries and Pensions Over Debt
5/24/2015 3:11:27 PM Big News Network

SYRIZA’s Central Committee and Parliamentary Group unanimously passed a resolution urging the Greek government?not to submit to ';memorandum-style'; agreements. <br>The ...  View More...
One Rank One Pension and competitive politics
5/24/2015 9:41:26 AM Big News Network

Even as the Modi government dithered over the economics of implementing the ';One Rank One Pension'; (OROP) scheme for the armed forces ahead of its first anniversary in power, Congress ...  View More...
Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home
5/24/2015 9:35:03 AM Big News Network

<br>Sister Loretta Theresa Richards, 86, a Roman Catholic nun in need of health care, discusses the decision her order made to close its infirmary and send her and other nuns to Jewish Home ...  View More...
David Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tribute
5/24/2015 9:34:57 AM Big News Network

<br>In this image released by CBS, David Letterman appears during a taping of his final "Late Show with David Letterman," Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New ...  View More...
Elderly man dies in Co Down collision
5/24/2015 9:29:32 AM Big News Network

The collision happened on the A24 Carryduff Road, between Carryduff and Ballynahinch, at about 5.15pm on May 22.Inspector Gary Jones said they were investigating the fatal road traffic collision ...  View More...
Medical News Today Botox boosts pliability elasticity of skin for up to 4 months
5/24/2015 9:27:56 AM Big News Network

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Rio Ferdinand reveals his heartache after wife Rebeccas cancer death aged just 34 I felt guilty that I was letting the club down 
5/24/2015 9:23:58 AM Big News Network

EXCLUSIVE: 'Its been the best night of my life' Body-shamed 'Dancing Man' attends celebrity-packed L.A. party organized in his honor and reveals that Monica Lewinsky has bought ...  View More...
TONY HETHERINGTON Jail for gang of crooks who preyed on the elderly posing as lawyers 
5/24/2015 9:23:48 AM Big News Network

An eight-strong gang of crooks who raked in half a million pounds by posing as legal advisers expert in preparing wills and trust deeds has been successfully prosecuted by Nottinghamshire County ...  View More...
Investigators suspect fraudster still targeting elderly for scams - but incredibly say they cant afford to prosecute after savage cuts
5/24/2015 9:23:31 AM Big News Network

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Elderly woman struck by taxi suffers serious head injuries
5/24/2015 9:22:20 AM Big News Network

<br> <br>A 77-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries after being struck by a taxi in downtown Ottawa on Saturday night. <br>It happened at the corner of Wellington and ...  View More...
3 keys to retirement
5/24/2015 9:11:25 AM Big News Network

If you think that the phrase "three key numbers to your retirement" has something to do with the lottery, think again. (Any lottery ticket with a jackpot that can affect your retirement ...  View More...
Nigeria Workers in 18 States Begin Strike Monday Over Unpaid Salaries Pensions
5/24/2015 9:04:10 AM Big News Network

It emerged on Friday, May 22, 2015, that 18 out of 36 states of the federation would begin an indefinite strike on Monday, May 25, 2015, over unpaid salaries and pensions. <br>The states ...  View More...
NEWS - Announcements

AGENCIES PARTNER TO OFFER MONITORING

Senior Services Plus is proud to announce their recent partnership with Guardian Medical Monitoring. The Safe Connections program will offer Emergency Home Response Services available to any individual living in Madison, Macoupin, St. Clair, Jersey, or St. Louis County. The Safe Connections program is available to both landline and cellular telephone systems. The average cost of this service is approximately $1 per day. As a special offer for the launch, customers' installation fee will be waived through June 1st, 2015-- a savings of $30. The program provides 24-hour personal monitoring services. If help is required, the individual can push a button on the pendant or on the console itself. A signal is sent to Guardian's Central Monitoring Station where highly trained operators will dispatch assistance via the subscriber's Emergency Contact designee and/or emergency services, if necessary. Guardian Medical Monitor Operators stay on the phone with the individual until the designated help arrives. For more information on Safe Connections, contact Senior Services Plus Representative Stacey Noble Loveland at 618-225-9919 or email guardian@seniorservicesplus.org.

Kimberly Campbell, kcampbell@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298, http://www.seniorservicesplus.org

 

BRIDGE, DANCE AND PICKLEBALL IN WEBSTER

Webster Groves Older Adult Activity Center offers activities geared to ages 55 and older. Primary activities include bridge lessons, beginning bridge (Mondays 10:00 a.m. until noon), duplicate bridge (Mondays 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Fridays 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.), line dance (Wednesdays, noon until 1:30 and Fridays noon until 1:00 p.m.) and pickleball (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.) There are two special events annually - the holiday luncheon in December and spring card party in April. Call 314-963-5656 for more information or to have a newsletter emailed or mailed.

Miki McKee Koelsch, mckeem@webstergroves.org, City of Webster Groves, 314-963-5656, www.webstergroves.org

 

JOBS AND MORE STL OPENS IN FERGUSON

JOBS AND MORE STL, founded by Executive Director Adrian Shropshire, will model their Ferguson program after the successful RISE ABOVE program. JOBS AND MORE STL serves the community and has a work force training program, developing people through life changing training, support and mentoring to help obtain and retain employment. Facilitator Training opened with prayer and greetings from Executive Director Adrian Shropshire, Pastor Don Wilson, and Pastor Daryl Meese, North Hills UMC Church. Professional trainers from JOBS AND MORE, Springfield, Ohio led training session. Mrs. Jessie L. Shropshire, Myra Blake, Thomas Blake, and Diana Shropshire, presented materials. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles and Council Member Ella Jones expressed confidence in the future of Ferguson and JOBS AND MORE STL. Advisor Newell S. "Jim" Knight, Jr., encouraged the new facilitators in their roles. In less than 6 months, Adrian Shropshire has taken JOBS AND MORE STL from a vision to a significant beginning. Charitable contributions welcome.

Adrian  Shropshire, jobsandmorestl@outlook.com, JOBS AND MORE STL, 314-283-2215, jobsandmorestl.org

 

REBUILDING DAY TAKING APPLICATIONS

Rebuilding Together - St. Louis a 501(c)3 provides free home repairs for low-income homeowners, primarily those over the age of 60, individuals with disabilities and military veterans. We accept applications year round for our annual spring Rebuilding Day. Anyone interested in our program can call 314-918-9918 x 17 for questions or they can leave their information and we will send an application.

Karen Katsion, kkatsion@rebuildingtogether-stl.org, Rebuilding Together - St. Louis, 314-918-9918, www.rebuildingtogether-stl.org

 

PROGRAM OFFER DEMENTIA HOPE

Re-Imagine Dementia can improve the quality of life for anyone affected by memory loss including dementia and brain trauma. This "Pro-Active" comprehensive program incorporates cutting edge technologies and personalized therapies with fun, easy activities conducted in the comfort of one's home. Coaching and support is provided to families. Scientific research indicates that the brain can reorganize itself, reconnect synapses, create new electrical and chemical connections at any age. Lifestyle enhancements and stimulating activities can improve functioning and slow decline for months or even years. Provides therapeutic heart centered activities, development and education. Brings meaning, purpose, joy and hope to peoples' lives. Infuses joy of learning and the celebration of success within a neuro-intergrated approach. 

Georgia Palmer, georgia@re-imaginedementia.com, Re-Imagine Dementia, 314-368-3261,  www.re-imaginedementia.com
Events - Lectures & Continuing Education

MONDAY MAY 18 THRU WEDNESDAY MAY 20

All day at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel

Stop by our booth at the Region VII VPPPA Chapter Conference at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. 

Chris Merli, registration@stlsafety.org, Safety Council of Greater STL,  314-621-9200, stlsafety.org

 

MAY & JUNE CLASSES

Held by the Safety Council of Greater STL

Upcoming classes include Advanced Work Zone Safety Training held in Columbia, Missouri on May 19 and in St. Louis on May 21. Rigging on May 29.  Defensive Driving Instructor Development Course (DDC8 IDC) - June 2,3,4. Please visit stlsafety.org for more information and registration.

Chris Merli, registration@stlsafety.org, Safety Council of Greater STL,  314-621-9200, stlsafety.org 

 

MONDAY, MAY 18 & TUESDAY, MAY 19

All day at the St. Charles Convention Center 

The Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) presents the 25th Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference. Sessions are designed to support caregivers and professionals in enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities who are aging. This year AADD is hosting at a new venue, with ample space and amenities, offering new online registration, and has new online hotel booking, plus the continuation of high-quality educational conference content on aging with developmental disabilities. See our full brochure at  www.agingwithdd.org/annual-conference/ to register online. CEU Contact Hours are pending approval and will be submitted for the following disciplines in Missouri: Nurses and Social Workers, and in Illinois: LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, PT, OT, QIDP, RN. 

Pamela Merkle, agingwithdd@msn.com, Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, 314-647-8100, www.agingwithdd.org 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 19

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Springfield, Illinois

8th Annual Scientific Conference Healthy Brain Aging: Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Protective Factors. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. CE credit available for nurses, psychologists, social workers, nursing home administrators and professional/clinical counselors. http://www.siumed.edu/alz/.

Maggie Schaver, mschaver@siumed.edu, SIU School of Medicine, Center for Alzheimer's Disease, 217-545-7193, www.siumed.edu/alz 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 19

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Columbia, Missouri

Missouri Senior Information Consultant (TM) Certification Training at Lenoir Woods, 3710 South Lenoir Street, Columbia, MO 65201. Become the personal link between seniors and the most available up-to-date resources in Missouri. Who should become certified? This training is for senior care professionals that are either individual members or who work for an organization that is a member of LeadingAge Missouri. Do you currently find it a challenge to provide the information needed to help seniors and their caregivers solve their problems? Would you like to learn to be more effective and efficient when assessing needs and locating appropriate information and referral options? This training will help you with these challenges. For more information call LeadingAge Missouri at 573-635-6244 or visit  www.leadingagemissouri.org; click on "Education", then Missouri Senior Information Consultant to view brochure and register online. The next training will be in St. Louis on September 24th, 2015. 

Kasie Zimmerman, kasiezimmerman@leadingagemissouri.org, Leading Age Missouri, 573-635-6244

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

12:00 p.m. at Wings of Hope

Join us for our May General Membership Meeting. Help us congratulate our Leadership Chesterfield graduates! Guest speaker, Kevin Meuret will present on Leadership. Event Sponsor: Organo Gold. Wings of Hope is located in Chesterfield at 18370 Wings of Hope Blvd. New Member Networking begins at 11:15 a.m. 

Krysta Struthers, krysta@chesterfieldmochamber.com, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, 636-532-3399, www.chesterfieldmochamber.com 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 26 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Safety Council of Greater St. Louis

OSHA 10-hour General Industry. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Location: 2330 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139 Cost: $280. NSC Member (Includes MANCOMM CFR)  $365 Not-A-Member-Yet (Includes MANCOMM CFR) Included in Price: Handouts and Certificate of Completion.

Chris Merli, registration@stlsafety.org, Safety Council of Greater STL,  314-621-9200, stlsafety.org 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at IBEW/NECA

Rigging. Registration starts at 7:30 am Location: IBEW/NECA Service Center, 5735 Elizabeth Avenue, 2nd Floor.  Park in their lot in front of the building. Included in price: Continental Breakfast, Handouts and Certificate of Completion. Cost $100. CEUs available upon request - $10 additional. Please visit us at stlsafety.org to register.

Chris Merli, makeadifference@stlsafety.org, Safety Council of Greater STL,  314-621-9200, stlsafety.org 

 

MONDAY, JUNE 8 & TUESDAY, JUNE 9

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at St. Louis University

The Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Gateway Geriatric Education Center are pleased to present the 26th Annual Saint Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute: Creating Communities for Aging Successfully. This year's event will focus on building inter-professional communities to address current and future challenges of aging. Held at Saint Louis University School of Medicine Learning Resources Center, 3545 Vista Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104. For details on Continuing Education Credits and to register go to: https://slu.cloud-cme.com/. 

Kathy Leonard, kleona12@slu.edu, Gateway Geriatric Education Center,  314-977-8848, aging@slu.edu 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

The Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care. An all-day conference to bring together professional long-term caregivers with individuals from the community to learn dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available options. Two tracks of breakout sessions feature a complete line-up of experts. For Professionals, Caregiving at Its Best offers key strategies to enhance your skills in long-term care. For Community Members, Learning the Essentials offers advice from financial, legal and geriatric experts. Registration costs are $125 with 7 CEUs, $65 without CEUs and $35 for the general public (includes students, families and their individual loved ones). Program details available in late March. Easy online payment at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/VOYCE/event/550872/ or mail check to VOYCE, 8702 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63144 Sponsorships available (including exhibit space). See sponsorship levels at http://bit.ly/18DjtyA or call 314-919-2410. Sponsors receive exclusivity to the conference exhibit hall, designated number of registration plus many more benefits.

Kristin Pendleton, kpendleton@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

1:30 p.m. at The Brentmoor 

St. Louis County has the most Baby Boomers and Seniors in Missouri. Learn how we're preparing for the future. Lori Fiegel from St. Louis County will speak about senior services in St. Louis County and how they are meeting changing needs. The Brentmoor is located at 8600 Delmar. 

Heather Silverman, hsilverman@ncjwstl.org, National Council of Jewish Women, 314-993-5181, www.ncjwstl.org
Events - Health & Wellness

SATURDAY MAY 16

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the St. Louis Public Library

Healthy Living at the Library - Zumba Instruction at Carpenter Branch, 3309 S. Grand Blvd. The benefits of exercise will be discussed with the emphasis on Zumba. The presenter will also discuss how exercising can be fun, which when it's fun you might do it more often. The presenter will then lead the audience in performing a 30 minute Zumba session. 

Linda Smith, lsmith@slpl.org, St. Louis Public Library, 314-880-8759,  www.slpl.org 

 

SATURDAY MAY 16

2:00 p.m. to  4:00 p.m. at the St. Louis Public Library

Laughter Yoga at Schlafly Branch,  225 N. Euclid Ave. Developed by a physician from Mumbai, India, laughter yoga will help you to stay in high spirits when life throws you challenges. It will enhance your ability to laugh and smile when dealing with negative emotions, situations, and negative or difficult people. Instructor Marlene Chertok, founder of the St. Louis Laughter Club, is a registered nurse and certified laughter yoga leader. This session is open to people of all ages and abilities and to anyone who wants to laugh! 

Linda Smith, lsmith@slpl.org, St. Louis Public Library, 314-880-8759, www.slpl.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Green Park Senior Living 

Spring Into Health & Wellness Fair. Free blood pressures, raffle drawings, popcorn. Advanced 360 Rehab Care at Green Park will be hosting this event along with Walgreens, South County YMCA, Clarkson Eyecare, Amedisys, AW Health Care, SLUH Stroke Network, Mid-East Area on Aging, Affton Fire Department, South View Assisted Living, Crestview Independent Living and many more vendors  There will also be a Job Fair table. We are currently looking for motivated Nurses and Certified Nurses Aids. Green Park Senior Living, 9300 Green Park Road, St. Louis, MO 63123. 

Lorie Springkamper, Lspringkamper@cha-corp.com, Green Park Senior Living & Advanced 360 Rehabilitation, 314-704-8580, www.communicarehealth.com

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

6:00 p.m. at Des Peres Hospital

Alleviating Knee and Hip Joint Pain Seminar. Pain in a joint often arises due to cartilage damage, either from injury or general wear and tear. As a result, the joint becomes less mobile and even more painful. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatment alternatives for knee and hip osteoarthritis pain, including therapy, diet, medications and surgical techniques. Call 1-888-457-5203 to register. Classes held at Des Peres Hospital in Conference Room 2. 

Simone Valle, simone.valle@tenethealth.com, Des Peres Hospital,  314-966-9695,  www.despereshospital.com

 

THURSDAY, May 21 THRU TUESDAY, MAY 26

Calling all Athletes (and Volunteers)! The St. Louis Senior Olympics, the regional competition for athletes aged 50 and older, is actively seeking applications for athletes to participate in more than 90 individual and team events over Memorial Day Weekend, May 21 through 26. From basketball to bocce; soccer, softball and shuffleboard; to tap dancing, tennis and track - the Senior Olympics engage more than 1,100 athletes and hundreds of volunteers at thirteen different venues across the St. Louis area. The events are open to everyone. Athletes must be at least 50 years old, but there is no maximum age. To register or volunteer, view a complete list of events and venues, or to get more information, visit stlouisseniorolympics.org  or call 314-442-3279. Paper registration forms are available at the J in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield, Dierbergs stores, St. Louis County Library branches and select fitness clubs, specialty stores and senior centers throughout the area. Deadline for final registration is May 4.

Sarah Rubin, solympics@jccstl.org, St. Louis Senior Olympics,  314-442-3216,  www.stlouisseniorolympics.org

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at SWIC

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Healthy Living Expo "Head to Toe" event at Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Avenue in Belleville, Illinois. Free admission and free parking with shuttle from parking lot to the door. Free health screenings including cholesterol/glucose finger sticks, bond density, pulse ox, balance assessment, drivers' rehab, blood pressure and heart risk assessment. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to participate as a vendor visit  www.AgeSmart.org.

Tamara Stancil, tstancil@agesmart.org, AgeSmart Community Resources,  618-222-2561, www.agesmart.org

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

At Med Post, Ellisville

Help save a life at the blood drive sponsored by Anchor Health Care and Med Post Urgent Care in conjunction with the American Red Cross.. The blood drive will take place in the afternoon. It will be held at Med Post Urgent Care, 15420 Manchester Road, Ellisville, MO 63011. To sign-up please call Bob Zangas at 314-324-6616 or e-mail bob@anchorhealthcarestl.com or Angie Soltysiak at 636-220-9728 or at angie.soltysiak@medpost.com. Please consider donating as blood is always in short supply in the summertime. Thank you.

Bob Zangas, bob@anchorhealthcarestl.com, Anchor Health Care,  314-843-6616,  www.anchorhealthcarestl.com

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

8:30 a.m. in Forest Park 

Compassionate Nursing Services is a proud sponsor of the 2015 ALS Walk to help support the fight to defeat ALS. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. in Forest Park near the Visitors & Education Center. Everyone is welcome to join the walk and if you would like to help sponsor our team please contact us at admin@compassionstl.com. This is our 3rd year to sponsor and for every dollar raised Compassionate will match with respite hours. Help Compassionate Nursing Service support our local Association and those here in St. Louis struggling with ALS.

Matt Skaggs, mskaggs@compassionstl.com, Compassionate Nursing Services,  314-432-4312, www.compassionllc.com

 

AUGUST 17, 18, 19

At the Lodge of the Four Seasons

"Set Sail for the Future" Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging will host the 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO. The Show Me Summit on Aging and Health is the premier senior event of the year. Additional details on training and educational presentations can be found at www.ma4web.org.

Catherine Edwards, cedwards@ma4web.org, Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 573-619-6185, www.ma4web.org

 

ONGOING WEEKLY EXERCISE

Mornings at Mascoutah Senior Center

The Mascoutah Senior Center will begin offering classes in Ageless Grace, a fitness program based on the ability of the brain and central nervous system to change form and function. All exercises are performed in a chair and are designed to prevent both mental and physical aging. The 21 movements are designed to increase joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, bone density cognitive function, balance, self-esteem and playfulness. Thirty minute classes will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays and 10 minute classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Details available on their website, Mascoutahseniorcenter.org.

Sandra Hakanson, mascoutahsrdirector@gmail.com, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758, mascoutahseniorcenter.org
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VOLUNTEERS: HOSPICE HELPERS

A small gift of your time can make a big impression on someone's heart. BJC Hospice is always in need of adults and teens to donate their time. Apply online or call: St. Louis area 314-872-5050, Farmington, Missouri 573-760-8550, Sullivan, Missouri 573-468-3630, Alton, Illinois 618-463-7100. Hospice patients can be adults or children, and volunteers provide valuable support to patients and their families. Volunteers can help in numerous ways by supporting patients and families so they can continue to live life to the fullest or helping within the office to support the staff. The amount of time you volunteer is your choice, and you are guided each step of the way with on-going training and support from our volunteer coordinator. If interested, call the volunteer coordinator in your area. After completing an application, you will be contacted for a personal interview and will then attend a volunteer training session.

Cara  Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-273-0759, www.bjchospice.org

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